Jul 5, 2011 4:30am EDT
. and then there was the security we could not see. >> the big differences are things we're not going to go into. we've introduced some real good technology things here. so the strongest security is the security you don't see. >> reporter: this was the first major event in d.c. since the killing of osama bin laden. recently homeland security warned of al qaeda chatter about attacks on dates symbolic to americans. there were no major incidents monday. the stepped up security did not seem to bother anyone here. the kids danced, and some even reflected on what the day is really about. >> it's the time how we got our freedom from the british people. >> it's to celebrate america. >> reporter: and what a celebration it was. park police said everyone seemed to be well behaved. there were only five arrests. d.c. fire and ems said their day was also manageable. from the washington monument, craig melvin, "news 4 today." >> the first family watched the fireworks display in the company of the men and women of the military and their families. they thanked them for their work and promised the full support of the nation. >> i'
Jul 11, 2011 4:30am EDT
, danella, how's traffic? >>> still in germantown big trouble on 118. it's closed in both directions between aircraft drive and crystal rock drive. i'm going to track this for you all morning. want to give you a live look right now. this is 270. i had report of an accident 270 north at montrose road. earlier, as you see headlights come before us, i did see police activity there. it's not affecting your commute, which is a good thing. want to take you down to virginia. this is at your shoulder outer loop of the beltway at van dorn. not affecting your commute. in d.c., i'm checking your local roadways. this is a live look now at penn and 14th street. so far in d.c., your local roads are clear. no accidents to report at this time. back to you, pat and joe. >> thanks very much, danella. >>> and she does! and the usa are into the last four! >> that's as dramatic win as you can have. the u.s. women win a thriller over brazil in a match that ended in penalty kicks. because of the red card, the u.s. played half a game down a player. with just seconds remaining in the game, down 2-1, abby wombach sco
Jul 7, 2011 4:30am EDT
injected steroids into clemens. there are some big names on the potential witness list, including barry bonds and mark mcgwire and clemens' manager and gm in new york, joe torre. >>> the washington nationals aren't just one of the hottest teams in baseball, they're also one of the most exciting. look at this. >> oh, my goodness! just glad everybody's okay. >> ramos missed the sign for a suicide squeeze last night, and swung away with teammate michael morse sprinting home from third base. fortunately, ramos fouled the ball back and missed morse, who was about ten feet away from the plate. here's the kicker. they tried it again, at the same at-bat and they were successful that time. ramos executed a nice bunt, and morse scored what turned out to be the game-winning run. the nats went on to beat the chicago cubs 5-4. >> he almost got scalped. so good thing it worked the second time. my goodness. >> worse than a baseball in the teeth. >> i know. could be bad. >> it could be bad. 4:51 now. time for weather and traffic on the 1s. are we getting some rain? i think we need it now. >> yeah, yeah